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Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i5-9500

Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i5-9500: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

3.7 GHz | 12-core

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

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Intel Core i5-9500

3.0 GHz | 6-core

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Intel Core i5-9500 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.GHz LGA1151 300 Series 65W (BX80684I59500)

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FPS Winner

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

3.7 GHz | 12-core

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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

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Intel Core i5-9500

3.0 GHz | 6-core

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Intel Core i5-9500 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.GHz LGA1151 300 Series 65W (BX80684I59500)

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Key Differences

In short — Ryzen 9 5900X outperforms the cheaper Core i5-9500 on the selected game parameters. However, the worse performing Core i5-9500 is a better bang for your buck. The better performing Ryzen 9 5900X is 748 days newer than the cheaper Core i5-9500.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

  • Performs up to 29% better in Grand Theft Auto V than Core i5-9500 - 328 vs 254 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than Intel Core i5-9500 - 24 vs 6 threads

Advantages of Intel Core i5-9500

  • Up to 49% cheaper than Ryzen 9 5900X - $198.87 vs $387.98

  • Up to 34% better value when playing Grand Theft Auto V than Ryzen 9 5900X - $0.78 vs $1.18 per FPS

  • Consumes up to 38% less energy than AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - 65 vs 105 Watts

  • Works without a dedicated GPU, while AMD Ryzen 9 5900X doesn't have integrated graphics

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


FPS

328

100%

Value, $/FPS

$1.18/FPS

49%

Price, $

$387.98

51%

FPS Winner

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

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In Stock

Updated 97 minutes ago

Intel Core i5-9500 Logo
Core i5-9500

Desktop • Oct 19th, 2018


FPS

254

71%

Value, $/FPS

$0.78/FPS

100%

Price, $

$198.87

100%

Value Winner

Intel Core i5-9500 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.GHz LGA1151 300 Series 65W (BX80684I59500)

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In Stock

Updated 97 minutes ago

FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020

Intel Core i5-9500 Logo
Core i5-9500

Desktop • Oct 19th, 2018

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


Single-Core

1672

100%

Multi-Core

14028

100%

Intel Core i5-9500 Logo
Core i5-9500

Desktop • Oct 19th, 2018


Single-Core

1112

50%

Multi-Core

4606

-105%

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

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Intel Core i5-9500 Logo

Intel Core i5-9500

Nov 5th, 2020
Release DateOct 19th, 2018
Ryzen 9CollectionCore i5
VermeerCodenameCoffee Lake
AMD Socket AM4SocketIntel Socket 1151
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
12
Cores6
24
Threads6
3.7 GHz
Base Clock Speed3.0 GHz
4.8 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.4 GHz
105 WTDP
65 W
7 nm
Process Size14 nm
37.0x
Multiplier30.0x
NoneIntegrated Graphics
UHD 630
Yes
OverclockableNo

Builds Using Ryzen 9 5900X or Core i5-9500

Grand Theft Auto V, 1080p, High

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